Band: The Shapes In NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007

August 3, 2007


Via MySpace Bulletin:

We had so much fun at The Annex two weeks ago that we decided to play it again! … And this time its a Saturday Night show at the Lower East Side’s Infamous Tiswas Party.

The Shapes at Tiswas 2.0
Saturday, August 4th at 11pm

The Annex — MySpace page
152 Orchard Street (btw Rivington & Stanton)
Lower East Side, NYC

21 and over, $5 w/rsvp

We are the only band performing so don’t let us party alone!

I can’t get to this one, either. But you go! Have a great time!

The Shapes MySpace page


Band: Crooked Looks Coming To NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007

August 3, 2007


I had planned to go but something came up. I’ll have to catch them next time. Right now, you go!

Crooked Looks MySpace
Arlene’s Grocery MySpace
Arlene’s Grocery website

Rightist Radio = Liecasting

August 3, 2007

The Fairness Doctrine Isn’t Enough !
We need a truth Doctrine here. Now.

Jay Diamond gets in on. Dig this opening line:

Last night I weakened and switched on one of the many cookie-cutter variety low-brow, rightwing gargoyles whose customary habitat is lie-talk radio.


Band: u239 Does Nuclear Marketing!

August 3, 2007

Another MySpace Bulletin from those lads:


Previously in this blog:
Band: u239 = Real Direct Marketing!

Photo Album: Juliette And The Licks @ Virgin Megastore

August 3, 2007

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Virgin Megastore at Union Square, New York City

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A promo notice on one of the doors

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A rack of her CD. One of those is mine mine mine!

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A poster is set outside on a stand

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I glimpse her off to the side of the stage. OMG!!

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She prepares her headband

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The stage where they will perform — it’ll be acoustic!

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Juliette and the Licks on stage

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The armblock from The Press

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Juliette begins to serenade us…

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…then blasts off into rock orbit!

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One of the rare times she faced that side of the stage — and that I was able to photograph!

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Three out of four of the Licks appeared

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I call this one Juliette In Red

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The crowd for her band

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A pensive Juliette

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She starts up again…

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…and you can feel her singing.

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Ah, Juliette!

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Standing for well-earned applause!

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I’ve got my CD and I want them to write on it!

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This guy on line was previewing photos on his camera. The quality stunned me. I need a real camera!

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A woman on line with one of the band’s CDs.

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The autograph lineup

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Busy making with the writing

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My CD goes under the Sharpie! Thank you.

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Thank you too!

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Juliette gives me a gorgeous pose — and she doesn’t know I’m blogging this! Thank you, Juliette!

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The final autograph. Thank you!

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It’s over and I’m outta there

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My CD. Weep, you unfortunates!

Heather: Latest News

August 3, 2007

Barbie Bandits negotiating plea, leading ‘stable lives’

The two so-called Barbie Bandits are working and awaiting the outcome of the cases against them, their lawyers said Monday.

Heather Lyn Johnston is working in telemarketing, her attorney Clay R. Thompson, said Monday.

“She’s doing all right. She’s working hard. The job loves her,” Thompson said. Johnston, 19, stood next to him in a courthouse lobby, but declined to comment.

Thompson said that his office working on negotiating a plea with prosecutors. But those discussions are very preliminary because he has not seen the evidence against his client, he said.

Ashley Nicole Miller, 18,, who was not in court, is house-sitting and baby sitting, said Timothy M. Williams, her lawyer.

“She’s good,” Williams said. “… She’s got a lot going on. Trying to live a just stable life…. Just be a productive person. That’s all we are doing right now.”

Hearings for the defendants in the bank theft case, Johnston, Miller and Benny Herman Allen III, were postponed until late August.

Heather’s attorney “has not seen the evidence against his client.” Hello? Clearly attorneys inhabit a different universe than the rest of us who saw the surveillance images all over planet earth!

I would make a prediction, but I don’t want some bastard for the prosecution to read this and get his testosterone foaming.

Good luck, Heather. Stay clean. Stay working.

Previously in this blog:
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category

Heather: She Inspired ABC-TV

August 3, 2007

i-Caught Gets the Story Behind Viral Videos How can surveillance tapes make good TV?

Weir: Bank robbery surveillance tapes are a constant source of entertainment. We’re working the guy from the FBI who gives all these guys their nicknames and is taking us through the anatomy of a bank robbery and how he trains tellers. It mushrooms out from the Barbie Bandits [a duo of female bandits who disguised themselves with oversized sunglasses] to something much deeper.

A question for ABC: Are you going to dick around with the images as you did with Heather?

Overall, this is pretty lame even for TV. So desperate to grab some of the attention that the Net has rightfully gained, they think if they get a bunch of free clips and wrap them up in their shitty scripts it’ll make Must-See TV (yes, I know that’s NBC’s tag; but they all want to be that — as if!).

I predict a huge scandal is going to erupt within the first month this has been on the air. Those Suits just can’t keep their fucked-up paws off real stuff. They have to pervert it by tarting it up with their cliched shit. In other words, turn it into TV.

Now go see Paddy Chayefsky again. And rent the goddam DVD to remind yourself of what TV actually is. No — buy the DVD.

Previously in this blog:
Barbie Bandits category
Heather Johnston category